Collection Online
silk, cotton, metal
(a) 152.0 cm (centre back) 33.5 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 8.4 × 100.0 cm (belt)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
(a) label, hand stitched to proper right side seam, woven in white on black polyester: Le Louvre / Melbourne
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Elvala Ayton, 2004
© Le Louvre, Melbourne and Estate of Lillian Wightman
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
(a) Ocelot print silk chiffon evening dress with matching cummerbund and trailing scarf attached to proper left shoulder. The dress is sleeveless with a V neckline at front and wide skirt section falling in soft folds at the hemline. A seperate cummerbund in matching fabric encirles the waist. Small bust darts extend from the waistline to centre front and the dress fastens with a long zip at centre back. (b) Long ocelot print scarf in silk cliffon hangs in hankercheif point. (c) Cummerbund covered in pleated silk chiffon with hook and eyes worn around the waist